Spider’s Revenge by Jennifer Estep

Spiders revenge.jpgSpider’s Revenge by Jennifer Estep

Hey Readers!

Happy International Literacy Day! You know I love my obscure holidays, but this one has been around for a while in 1966 the UNESCO center founded International Literacy Day to help spread the word about an international crisis, illiteracy. Thomas Jefferson said, “An educated citizenry is a vital requisite for our survival as a free people.” I take this quote to heart in all my efforts, whether they be here with this blog, in my community with my non-profit, or even at work and home. This year UNESCO’s theme for International Literacy Day is creating a culture of literacy. Continue reading


Wicked by Gregory MaGuire

Wicked: The Life and Times of the Wicked Witch of the West By Gregory Maguire

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I finally finished a book I’ve been wanting to read for years, Wicked by Gregory Maguire. I have wanted to read this book since I realized there was a musical, which made it a perfect fit for my 2018 Pop Sugar reading challenge category: a book made into a musical. I already have this book on my bookshelf from when I borrowed it from my mother many years ago. I dove in shortly before my vacation to Florida this spring, and let it keep me up late each night during my vacation. What’s better than a reading vacation? Continue reading

Scarlett Review

Scarlet by Marissa Meyer

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I hope you enjoyed your thanksgiving holiday with friends and family. A reminder that today is Small Business Saturday, a day where small businesses give great discounts to their shoppers to combat the box store sales on “Black Friday”, so get out and support your local shop owners today.

Today’s book review is for Scarlett the second installment of the Cinder series. I really enjoyed the first book and, after finishing Cinder, I couldn’t imagine not finishing this series,and couldn’t wait to get started on the next book. I borrowed this audiobook from my library’s online database on Overdrive and it took me about a week to finish, but I feel like I devoured this novel. Continue reading

Cinder Review

Cinder by Marissa Meyer

I picked Cinder by Marissa Meyer for a few reasons. One, it fit the challenge category of a book written from a non-human perspective, and I wasn’t interested in reading a book from an animal perspective. And two, I have been wanting to read these books since I worked at Barnes and Noble, but I never got around to it. I am a sucker for the dystopian fantasy genre and this series did not disappoint. I found this book through Overdrive right after I started my new job, and it only took me a few days to devour this audiobook. Continue reading